Beirut explosion one of the biggest non-nuclear blasts

The explosion in the Port of Beirut on August 4, 2020 was one of the biggest non-nuclear blasts in history according to engineers from Sheffield University. SARAID is a British charity which arrived in Beirut 49 hours after a blast ripped through the city, causing more than 140 deaths, 300,000 homeless and structural damage to […]

Scottish renewables firm to make flat pack water wheel for developing world

Carruthers Renewables, a Perth based engineering firm behind a fundamentally new type of water wheel, has joined forces with the Strathclyde University’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC)  to scale up production of its technology for the developing world. Prototype model of the Carruthers Water Wheel Invented by former maths lecturer turned civil engineer, Penelope Carruthers, […]

Suzuki develops filter to collect micro-plastics from sea

In what is professed to be a world first, Suzuki Motor Corporation has built up a Micro-Plastic Collecting Device for establishment on detachable engines. Suzuki’s new miniature plastic assortment gadget fitted to one of its detachable engines (Suzuki) Marine plastic waste is a developing natural issue with a tremendous measure of bungled waste streaming into […]

Ovipositor of parasitic wasps inspires the creation of MIS surgical tool

The egg-laying organ of parasitic wasps has propelled another tissue-transport gadget that could prompt advances in minimally invasive surgery (MIS). The model, created by scientists at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and portrayed in Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, could permit MIS procedures to be utilized in beforehand difficult to-arrive at regions of […]

AI system better assesses bridge structural health with existing sensors

A new system to assess the structural health of bridges using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and an array of sensors is being developed by a team at the University of Texas at Arlington. Modern bridges are typically built with weight-in-motion systems including sensors that measure vibrations, strain and deflection. By measuring the bridge’s response to these […]

Electronic artificial skin reacts to pain

Electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain could lead to advances in prosthetics, smarter robotics, and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts. This is the claim of researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia whose prototype device mimics the body’s near-instant feedback response and can react to painful sensations with the same speed that nerve signals […]